Asian American and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Forum

May, 9, 2014 Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Indian Treaty Room

NAAPIEN, , was well represented by Telecare’s Jonathan Griggs (Chairman) and Mariko Okumoto (Peer Advocate).

The critical issues for AAPI Behavioral Health were broken down to four areas and included discussions and presentations on Data, Integrated Care, Workforce Development, and Community Engagement.

Following the presentations, were breakout sessions on improving AAPI Behavioral Health. We reconvened to hear brief reports from representatives from each breakout session, and discussed suggested actions.

The day before the event included an invitation to CAPAC, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, 2014, Congressional Symposium for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Afterwards, NAAPIMHA, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, set up a roundtable discussion with members of The Congress and Senate staff and other federal partners.